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Burqas in France

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Submitted by John Stauffer (United States), Apr 12, 2011 at 21:58

We may consider the French government a fair weather friend, but they seem to at the very least provide minimal assistance when America asks. Whether socialist or democratic France does get some things right. The French law enforcement against muslim women wearing the burqa in public is in my opinion a sensible law. It is difficult enough to distinguish who and who is not the bad guy without one. There is a history in Iraq and Afghanastan of terrorist bombers covering as a female in a burqa.

Will the ban prevent terrorist acts? No, but it may help reduce the disguising of one who might commit a terrorist act. I do not believe, however, that we can control such acts by controling the clothes than one wears, the hair cut, beard or shoes. I support France in their soveignty and right to act as the choose to govern.

I agree with Ms. Amara as she states the it will help stop the "gangrene" of radical islamic acts in her country. The U.S.A. can learn to be wise and remain reverent to religious freedoms.

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